In his new role, Robert says he’ll be “leading a group of engineers and designers dedicated to developing new ways of using our news and information content.” He says the goal is to improve user experience, advance the company brand through technology, and generate revenue.
“Developing is becoming as important as storytelling in this tough time and I’m excited about the possibilities. It’s hard and somewhat abstract work, but we’ve already launched some projects that really are taking full advantage of the medium. I miss the newsroom, but the magic that happens with collaboration between design, engineering and journalism is pretty cool!”
Robert has also worked at the San Francisco Examiner, the San Francisco Chronicle and La Prensa Gráfica in El Salvador.